Bonding bill heads toward a vote -- and possible veto
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's Democratic-led Legislature is ready to send Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty a public works funding bill he has indicated he doesn't like, setting the stage for a possible veto.
Legislative leaders plan votes in the full House and Senate today on borrowing $925 million for state construction projects -- $100 million more than Pawlenty wants. When cash is figured in, the bill would cost more than $1 billion.